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    The risk of a ruptured biceps tendon is real enough when using supinated grip, especially when using very heavy weights and on a calorie deficit diet. Persons using drugs such as anabolic steroids are also in danger with respect to risk of tendon rupture... Personally I always use an alternate grip that I change.

    Al_Kavadlo has a valid point though about also using supinated grip to strengthen the biceps tendon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    We will worry about those when our biceps break the 20" mark.
    Dammit! After I blasted my pecs I was going to shred my abz. Looks like I need a new workout plan
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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    Dammit! After I blasted my pecs I was going to shred my abz. Looks like I need a new workout plan
    Bangin' arms every day is the workout plan.

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    I struggle with overhand grip above about 300 pounds or so and usually switch to alternate grip, and then alternate that grip every rep. I never put any real thought into the possibility that I could get injured doing so. Might reevaluate this week.

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    Well you could probably make a case that the alternate grip is the most dangerous for the bicep tendon just based one both mechanical disadvantage of the tendon and then tack on assymetrical load. Take a look at Arnold here: Prevent Biceps Tendon Tears From Deadlifts By Using The Hook Grip

    That pic looks like a recipe for disaster.

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    I was a bit of a grip freak for a while, so I never used straps while deadlifting. But I suppose one could always use a double overhand and use straps for the heaviest reps. I mean, theoretically your posterior chain should be stronger than your grip, so at some point in time the grip will fail. At the end of the day, are you deadlifting for posterior chain strength or for grip strength?
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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    I was a bit of a grip freak for a while, so I never used straps while deadlifting. But I suppose one could always use a double overhand and use straps for the heaviest reps. I mean, theoretically your posterior chain should be stronger than your grip, so at some point in time the grip will fail. At the end of the day, are you deadlifting for posterior chain strength or for grip strength?
    Well, both. But I agree about not letting one limit the other. But why resort to straps when you can batter your thumbs into oblivion?

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    Good info; I'll work on the hook grip some more. I own lifting straps, but never use them. I dunno, I think I'm a purist or something.

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    Don't forget that biceps tendons can rupture also with pronated overhand grips as well, especially when using straps! Tendons in general are getting more fragile when people stay on a diet for long time or are using drugs. I don't find the alternate grip especially dangerous myself, but the grip should be done on both sides to avoid imbalances that can happen after long time of one-sided lifting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    Good info; I'll work on the hook grip some more. I own lifting straps, but never use them. I dunno, I think I'm a purist or something.
    Squeeze every damn muscle in your hand as tight as you can. So all the weight isn't sandwiching your thumb between the bar and the middle finger, only what you can't hold with the other fingers. It's still unpleasant, but not as overwhelmingly so (from my wussy 405-lb deadlifting experience, anyway).

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